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MMS comes to American iPhones

April 19th, 2018

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Today, after two years of waiting, American iPhone users are finally able to send and receive MMS messages. This long awaited feature has caused Apple and AT&T a great deal of grief from its user base. Originally the grief was directed at Apple for the lack of inclusion on the device, but as time progressed AT&T was faulted for lack of support.

When the iPhone was released in June of 2007, it lacked one feature that was widely available on other devices: MMS or Multimedia Messaging Service. This standard, similar to the all text SMS standard, allows users to send and receive video, audio, and picture files on their mobile phones. MMS was launched in 2002 and by 2007 was a common feature on most new mobile phones. It was not until June 2009, with the release of iPhone OS 3.0, that the devices also had the capability to send and receive these multimedia messages. Unfortunately for American iPhone users, all of whom use AT&T because of an exclusive agreement between the phone company and Apple, AT&T did not allow iPhone users to use this feature; that changed today.

Current iPhone users simply need to update (from iTunes) and reboot their device in order to enable MMS. AT&T was originally concerned about not having the network capacity to handle the data demand of all the MMS messages and in Wikinews’ own testing this seems to be a valid issue. The ability to send and receive MMS messages was functional, but by midday Friday (PST), AT&T’s network was extremely slow, with messages taking in excess of two minutes to send. Tests over AT&T’s 3G network showed upload and download speeds nearly halved what they were just a few days prior.

byAlma Abell

If you have diabetes, you probably already know about the importance of closely monitoring your disease. While this is certainly something that you will need to keep a close watch on yourself, it is also absolutely invaluable to have a medical diabetes treatment in Palm Beach Gardens facility that is your partner in diabetes treatment. By being proactive about your diabetic treatment, you can stay as healthy as possible and live a very normal life even though you suffer from diabetes.

The diabetes treatment you undergo will depend largely upon your personal situation and how advanced your diabetes is. When you have your first visit at a new facility, your doctor will do a full physical exam and will discuss your diabetes with you, including the current course of treatment you have been pursuing and your past medical history. If you have any questions about particular treatments this is an excellent time to discuss those with the doctor as well.

Your diabetes treatment in Palm Beach Gardens will always involve careful monitoring of your blood glucose (your blood sugar levels). A variety of different methods may be used for this monitoring, but today it has become faster and easier than ever to do this quick test in your own home every day. Often, your diabetes treatment will involve medications. Your medication will depend upon your specific case, but your doctor will explain exact dosages and the timing for your medications as well. By closely watching your diet, you can do a great deal to help control your diabetes and your medical caregivers can help you to make the best choices for diet as part of your diabetes treatment.

Your oral health is also important in regards to your diabetes, and your doctor will help you create the most effective routine for this. Many diabetics experience issues with circulation, particularly in the extremities. You may have some trouble with your feet, and your doctor will be able to help you with this. Some diabetics experience painful sores on their feet, for example, and these can fortunately be treated effectively and rapidly. Some custom footwear like compression tights or orthotic devices might be very helpful. Regardless of what problems that your diabetes might cause, you can work together with your treating physician to become healthier.

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Fatal stabbings kill three at Belgian day care center

April 19th, 2018

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Two children and a woman have been stabbed to death by a knife-wielding man at a crèche (day care center) in Dendermonde, Belgium. Officials have confirmed that the deaths occurred due to knife wounds inflicted by an unidentified man wearing white face paint with blackened eyes, who arrived by bicycle at the crèche in East Flanders.

The Associated Press reports local prosecutor Christian Du Four telling a news conference, “We have three people dead and 10 in various hospitals.” The injured have been taken to the University Hospital in Ghent and other neighbouring hospitals.

The alleged attacker, said to be a 20-year-old, rang the doorbell of the crèche at 09:00 UTC (10:00 local), then ran upstairs when the door was opened. He fled the scene by bicycle and was arrested at 10:30 UTC. He was reported as being injured as he was detained. State broadcaster VRT described the man as being local, whilst AP reports Leene Du Bois, a Flemish government official, as saying that he had no connection with the crèche.

The crèche had 18 children in its care, with six adults in attendance.

Police arrested the suspect at a nearby shop. Reuters reports that Belgian media believe the suspect to be a psychiatric patient.

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April 19th, 2018

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Interpol orders arrest of Wikileaks founder to face rape charges

April 19th, 2018

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

International police cooperation organization Interpol has put Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowers’ website Wikileaks, on its most-wanted list after a court in Sweden announced he was wanted for alleged sex crimes. Wikileaks is this week releasing more than 250,000 secret “cables” between US diplomats.

Two weeks ago, Swedish authorities ordered the arrest of Assange for suspected rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force. Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, yesterday released a “Red Notice” calling for Assange’s arrest. Interpol stated that this type of notice is not an arrest warrant, but a request “to assist the national police forces in identifying or locating those persons with a view to their arrest and extradition.”

The incidents are alleged to have occurred in August of this year, several weeks after Assange released 75,000 documents detailing US military actions in Afghanistan. “The background is that he has to be heard in this investigation and we haven’t been able to get a hold of him to question him,” said Marianne Ny, director of prosecution in Sweden.

It was first reported that he was suspected of rape later in August, when he described the allegations as part of a “smear campaign” against Wikileaks. Wikinews reported at the time that he said “the charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing.” A statement posted on Wikileaks’ website after the charges were announced defended Assange. “We are deeply concerned about the seriousness of these allegations. We the people behind WikiLeaks think highly of Julian and he has our full support. While Julian is focusing on his defenses and clearing his name, WikiLeaks will be continuing its regular operations.”

Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, said that the allegations against him were made after the two women he is alleged to have raped found out that he was in relationships with both at the same time. “Only after the women became aware of each other’s relationships with Mr. Assange did they make their allegations against him,” Stephens said in a statement.

Stephens added that he had not “received a single written word, at any time, in any form, from Swedish authorities on the Swedish investigation against our client,” and he and Assange had only learnt about the case through reports in the media. “[This is] a clear contravention to Article 6 of the European Convention, which states that every accused must be informed promptly, in a language which he understands and in detail, of the nature and cause of the accusation against him,” he added.

Assange is currently residing in an unknown location. It has been reported he has attempted to disguise himself by cutting and dying his hair. He told Forbes magazine recently that Wikileaks has obtained documents containing evidence of corruption within a major US bank. He has reportedly been paying in cash and with friends’ credit cards.

Speaking about the release of the cables, he told ABC News: “US officials have for 50 years trotted out this line when they are afraid the public is going to see how they really behave.” It was reported on Wednesday that Ecuador, a country which critically opposes US policies, has offered Assange residency.

It is not our goal to achieve a more transparent society, it’s our goal to achieve a more just society

Along with the arrest, Assange is facing mounting pressure in the US over the leak of the cables. A retired CIA agent, Peter King, said Wikileaks should be designated a “terrorist organisation,” and called for Wikileaks and Assange to be prosecuted for the release.

On Monday evening, Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, condemned the publishing of the files, thought to be leaked by Bradley Manning, who served as an intelligence analyst with the US Army before being arrested.

“It is an attack on the international community, the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations, that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity,” Clinton said. “There is nothing laudable about endangering innocent people, and there is nothing brave about sabotaging peaceful relations between nations on which our common security depends.” She added that the US “deeply regrets” the leakage of the files.

Speaking to Time magazine on the internet, Assange defended the release of the files. “It is not our goal to achieve a more transparent society, it’s our goal to achieve a more just society,” he said. He also confirmed that Wikileaks has obtained more classified material, saying:”[W]e have a lot of source material that … remains unpublished.” Assange added that it was “very important” to him that “the law is not what, not simply what, powerful people would want others to believe it is.”

Assange said in the interview with Time that all the documents had been reviewed and all names of informants had been redacted “carefully.” He said: “They are all reviewed, and they’re all redacted either by us or by the newspapers concerned.” He also said that Wikileaks “formally asked the State Department for assistance with that. That request was formally rejected.”

He was asked whether he was concerned that publishing the files could be considered civil disobedience. “Not at all. This organization [Wikileaks] practices civil obedience, that is, we are an organization that tries to make the world more civil and act against abusive organizations that are pushing it in the opposite direction,” he said. “We have now in our four-year history, and over 100 legal attacks of various kinds, been victorious in all of those matters.”

Vehicle Insurance And Auto Registration In Hemet, Ca

April 18th, 2018

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byAlma Abell

When you purchase a new vehicle you are required to register it with certain government authorities for tax purposes and proof of ownership. Most insurance providers offer a vehicle registration option and will handle registration for you if you choose. If you choose do do it yourself you can contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for details about Auto Registration in Hemet, CA. You can get clear instructions and information from the DMV about how to register your vehicle, which is required by law in order to open an insurance policy. If you choose to let the insurance company handle registration for you, for details and prices for policies. You can either visit their website or call to get all the information you need.

Auto Registration in Hemet, CA is a relatively simple process and doesn’t take very much time if you have all the paperwork you need. If you choose to let your insurance company register your vehicle most likely all you will need is proof of ownership, such a reciept or other paperwork from the dealership you bought your vehicle from. Make sure you register your vehicle as soon as possible, so you can open an insurance policy. Insurance is required by law in most states, and helps prevent serious loss to you and other drivers should an accident occur. By assuring that you comply with the minimum coverage required by your state you could avoid a ticket or fine if you are stopped by the police.

Insurance is important for any driver, no matter how safely you drive. Insurance can help you recover financially if you need to purchase a new car, or if you need to pay for hospital bills. Having proper insurance coverage is critical though, and you need to read your entire policy to make sure of exactly what coverage you have. You don’t want to find out that your insurance doesn’t cover certain types of accidents after your car is destroyed. You will need to buy a certain kind of policy to make sure everything is covered by your policy, and make sure to ask your policy provider exactly what is covered by your policy before you get on the road.

News briefs:May 26, 2006

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News briefs:May 26, 2006

April 18th, 2018

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The time is 17:00 (UTC) on May 26th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Shots fired on Capitol Hill
    • 1.2 U.S. Senate passes immigration reform bill
    • 1.3 Melbourne – Adelaide train services disrupted into next week following fatal crash
    • 1.4 Australian troops land in East Timor
    • 1.5 Science minister visits Australia’s newest nuclear reactor, receives nuclear power report
    • 1.6 BitTorrent index sues MPAA
    • 1.7 Hundred million dollar New Zealand drug bust
    • 1.8 Left parties:Don’t let U.S meddle in India’s internal affairs
  • 2 Closing statements

The Benefits Of Installing French Doors In Colorado Springs Co

April 17th, 2018

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byAlma Abell

Some people like their homes to be designed with an open concept floor plan. Others like to have separate rooms throughout their homes, with doorways connecting rooms to hallways and to other rooms. Then there are others who want to have something in between. They like the idea of each room being separate, but they want things to look a bit more open. One way to accomplish this is to have French doors installed. They can add a real touch of elegance to any room, provide privacy, but also allow light to get in and let people see into other rooms in the home, so it makes the home look more open without actually being so.

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When homeowners install French Doors in Colorado Springs CO, they can not only install them inside their homes, but they can also be used as exterior doors. This is a great way to have home security, but to also be able to see outside. It also allows a lot of natural light to enter the home. This light also helps to heat homes, so home heating costs are reduced. When the French doors are inside the home, they can make rooms look larger, because it creates the illusion of an open concept design.

Installing French Doors in Colorado Springs CO is a fairly easy job. If this type of door is already installed throughout the home, installing newer doors is even easier, because they can often fit right into the door frames that are already there. If one has older doors, it is often a good idea to invest in newer models. They look just as nice, but they are more durable, require less maintenance, and increase energy efficiency as they can help to insulate homes.

If one is opting for exterior French Doors in Colorado Springs CO, but they don’t like the idea of others being able to see into the home because of all of the windows, there are options from Windsor Windows and Doors. For instance, they can have the doors made with opaque glass. Or, the windows can have tinting to keep direct sunlight from entering the home and causing furniture and carpets to fade.

Man in Florida, USA, arrested for using 911 to complain about fast food

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Man in Florida, USA, arrested for using 911 to complain about fast food

April 16th, 2018

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A man in Boynton Beach, Florida located in the United States, was arrested for misusing the city’s 911 emergency phone service. Jean Fortune, 66, called 911 to complain about a fast food order from Burger King he had not yet placed.

On Monday Fortune called 911 to complain that the Burger King he was going to eat at did not sell lemonade. He also complained to 911 operators that the food he had yet to order, was going to take 15 minutes to complete.

“You cannot dial 911 because you are unhappy with your burger, ok. I know you don’t seriously think that the police need to make Burger King give you food faster,” says the operator as Fortune continued to complain. “If it takes 15 minutes to cook, it takes 15 minutes to cook, ok. You don’t need to call 911.”

It turns out, after nearly three minutes of arguing with the operator, Fortune never even placed an order.

“Have you given them any money?,” asks the operator. Fortune replies “no.” The operator then asks Fortune, “have they given you any food?” Again Fortune replies “no.” The operator then tells Fortune that he is able to “just drive away” from the situation, but he disagrees and tells her he will “just move [his] car”. The operator warns Fortune that the police are on their way and then tells him to not block the drive-thru.

When police arrived, they arrested him for misusing the emergency line, which is a criminal offense in Florida. He was formally charged with the crime, issued a notice to appear in court and then released.

Scientists say study proves chimps create termite gathering tools

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Scientists say study proves chimps create termite gathering tools

April 16th, 2018

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Researchers say that a study of chimpanzees in the Republic of the Congo in Africa, show that they specifically create and design tools to catch termites living underground. The study was performed in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in the Congo in an area known as the Goualougo Triangle. The study was published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Dr. Crickette Sanz, the leader of the team who filmed the chimps crafting “fishing rod” type tools, says that they have “invented” ways of “improving their termite-fishing technique” by using a stick from a plant called the Marantaceae. They pick off the leaves and then create and place a brush like object on the end. Doing so improved the number of termites they catch, by more than 10 times.

“They then pulled the herb stems through their teeth, which were partially closed, to make the brush and they also attended to the brush by sometimes pulling apart the fibres to make them better at gathering the termites,” stated Sanz to the BBC.

Researchers are aware that chimps have used similar methods in the past, but it was not fully known if the tools they used were designed specifically for the task of gathering the insects. Of all the tools the chimps left behind and recovered by Sanz’s team, 80% were custom made by their owners. Sanz says the new study has determined that their methods have since evolved, proving previous hypotheses.

“Our results indicate that chimpanzees have a mental template of the tool form, which is employed in crafting the tool prior to use and refining it during use,” Sanz said.

Sanz also says that because of Africa’s vastness, much of it is still unstudied leaving him to suggest other species of chimps and apes use complex tools to gather food.

“Just as we are learning about these exciting new complex tool behaviours, the chimps that are showing us these behaviours are under danger from logging, poaching and Ebola,” added Sanz. The triangle is a host to a variety of endangered or threatened animals including gorillas and elephants.